May 16, 2012
WHEN: Master Class: 6 – 9pm, The Show: 9:30pm
WHERE: Gallery5 (200 W. Marshall St)
On May 16th, Matt Besser, founding member of NYC’s Upright Citizens Brigade and current host of the Improv4Humans podcast, comes to Gallery5 for an unforgettable night of comedy brought to you by the Richmond Comedy Coalition.
At 6pm, join Besser as he leads a master class on long-form improvisation. 9:30, he’ll be taking the stage to perform his one-man show.
THE MASTER CLASS: 6 – 9pm, $15
In this combination lecture/master class, Matt Besser leads improvisers of any experience and skill-range through scenes in order demonstrate misunderstood strategies in performing long-form improv. The class will cover every facet of a successful scene. From openings and initiation to patterns and game, the lecture examines how each of these can work or fail. Not everyone will get on stage, but many audience members will be asked to demonstrate different skills and techniques.
THE SHOW: 9:30pm, $10
In his one-man show, Besser, who has appeared in more TV shows and movies than one can count, and is the writer, producer and star of Freakdance (now in theaters and on-demand), brings his unique brand of sharp, smart, brilliant standup, characters, and monologues to the Gallery5 stage.